For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kisonak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Triplets of Belleville
Lowest review score: 10 Awake
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Aside from a few routine battle scenes, the movie's action consists mostly of people slogging slowly through non-stop rain. This is not interesting, much less exciting. The dialogue is hokey hero blather.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Spoof or tongue in cheek update, the movie squanders the lion's share of its time on tired, cartoon-quality sequences choreographed around ho-hum chases and explosions. None possess the satiric zip of Austin Powers-style parody.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Watts is extra-watchable and, as I say, the filmmaker does achieve a style and tone the script never comes close to living up to. Otherwise, Verbinski's adaptation of the 1998 Japanese hit "Ringu" misses the mark almost completely.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Watanabe's charismatic performance and a couple of colorful minor characters aside, The Last Samurai has little to recommend it.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    The film doesn't have anything but bad news for Spacey fans anxious for the actor to break a stinky streak.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    The film has brief flashes of believability and humor. By and large, though, the script is uninspired, the picture's characters are stick figures, its dialogue is lackluster and the star's performance seldom rises above the adequate.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The best they were able to manage, apparently, was a grabbag of spectral sights and spooky touches grabbed from better horror films and a final act that raises more questions than it answers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    While it fails to shed significant new light on its subject, Gibson's film and the all-Jesus-all-the-time attention from the media it's attracted do tell us something somewhat disconcerting about the state of American culture: That the way to make a religion based on love and forgiveness relevant today is to turn it into violent entertainment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The men in this movie are little more than beer ad cliches going through Ford tough motions as though trapped in a bad country music video. There's not a realistic moment or character or performance in the picture.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    By far the most appallingly cretinous picture in which Keaton has ever appeared.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    Even by Hollywood sequel standards, this is lazily conceived, cynically recycled stuff.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    Godawful mess.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    It's such a dumb movie, it's hard to believe it wasn't an SNL sketch first.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    I feel guilty and somehow unclean. And all I did was watch it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is a movie that should have a medical warning in its trailer. Caution: viewing may be hazardous to your filmgoing fun; side effects can include drowsiness, irritation and difficulty swallowing.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is shtick that’s minimally a generation past its expiration date.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    Down With Love has little to offer besides hip sixties references better films have already made and made infinitely more hip.